2020 Calendar

2020 Calendar

Hi Everyone! Below is our 2020 calendar…
Please keep in mind that this is just a rough outline…
We may tweak this as things come up…
We are planning the tours in order…
Thanks for your patience!

 (F) = Fly, (M) = Motor-coach

Snow Coach Through Yellowstone – January 16th – 20th, 2020 (F)
Even if you have been through Yellowstone Park a dozen times in the summer, Yellowstone’s unique winter environment should not be missed! Visitor statistics show that snow-coach tours are quickly becoming the most popular way to visit Yellowstone. A combination of great comfort, commanding views, and an opportunity to learn about the park, are inspiring more people to visit during the winter.
Limited to 25… get your name in soon Click for more information on this tour

February – Snow Train to Reno (F)
Some of you called about the Snow Train to Reno that is on our 2020 calendar… I finally heard the company has been bought by United Rail… they are hoping to have “the fun trains” running in 2020 but they haven’t come out with the schedule yet… we will keep you posted!

Tucson AZ – February 25th – 29th, 2020 (F)
With 350 days of sunshine a year… Tucson is the place to vacation! A bit off the beaten path… Tucson’s unique attractions beckon you to discover and explore… The beauty of the Sonoran Desert is what first pulls you in… then surprises you at how verdant and diverse a living desert can be, truly an oasis from the unoriginal and pretentious… Let Tucson inspire the free spirit in you! Click here to for more information on this tour

Absolutely Ashland – March 2nd – 4th , 2020 (M)
We invite you to experience Ashland… the colors of the seasons, the taste of the cuisine, the comfort and personal feel of the town. Nestled at the convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou  Mountain ranges, Ashland offers year round cultural, culinary and outdoor opportunities for everyone. Make Ashland the destination for your next adventure! Click for more information on this tour

San Antonio, Austin & the Hill Country – March 11th – 16th 2020 (F)
Capture the spirit of Texas in San Antonio! Uncover centuries of history… dine on fabulous cuisine… visit the beautiful Texas Hill Country… and tour fascinating Austin. Relax and enjoy a true vacation! Click here for more information on this tour

Music & More in Tennessee – April 6th – 11th 2020 (F)
Grab your friends for a toe-tapping experience in Tennessee… It’s contribution to American music is essential! Nashville –  home to the Grand Ole Opry, it bears the nickname “Music City, U.S.A.” By the 1950s, the city’s record labels dominated with slick pop-country… Memphis – the “Birthplace of the Blues” and “Rock & Roll”… W.C. Handy wrote the first commercially successful blues song, “St. Louis Blues”, in a bar on Beale Street. In 1952, Sam Phillips started Sun Records, an early rock & roll and blues label. Among the artists were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more! Click here for more information on this tour

California Coastal Splendor – April 19th – 24th (F)
Crashing waves, rolling fog, sheer rocky cliffs, and pleasant bends and curves make a trip along the California Coast one unforgettable experience… This is some of the most beautiful coastline in the world! After the stunning natural beauty of Big Sur, comes the former port of San Simeon and one of the most opulent houses ever built; Hearst Castle. Built between 1922 and 1947, it was the glamorous retreat of the media magnate William Randolph Hearst, who entertained famous movie stars and politicians here. Click here for more information on this tour

Fly Away Mystery Tour – May 20th – 26th (F)
Famous For; its early education system, accordion music, Cranberry production, circuses, paper products, UFO sightings, Hog’s, the Highest point in this state is a Hill, it hosts one of the largest Italian festivals in the U.S., Two popular TV shows of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s were set here. Click here for more information on this tour

Canadian Rockies – June 19th – 25th (F)
While Italy has Venice and Florence, Canada has Banff and Jasper… legendary natural marvels that are as spectacular & vital as anything the ancient Romans ever built. Don’t think these protected areas have no history. Of the thousands of National Parks, Banff, created in 1885, is the third oldest. The two bordering parks were designated Unesco World Heritage sites. Both parks are surrounded by classic Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks and stunning glaciers. Click here for more information on this tour

Boise Basque Festival – July 29th – Aug. 2nd (M)
The Basques are an ethnic group that primarily inhabits an area traditionally known as the Basque Country, a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees, on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, and straddles parts of north-eastern Spain and south-western France. Boise… Idaho’s capital and home to the largest population of Basque people in the United States. Boise celebrates with a festival known as Jaialdi every 5 years. The celebration is based around the religious feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, patron saint of the Basques, and founder of the Jesuit religious order. Click here for more information on this tour

Lake Chelan & Leavenworth – August 9th – 13th (M)
Discover a Washington Original… Lake Chelan! Enjoy 50.5 miles of a crystal clear, glacier-fed Lake Chelan, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm that promises an array of unique activities. Throughout July and August, Leavenworth Summer Theater turns the Ski Hill and the Fish Hatchery into centers for theater. Ski hill? Fish hatchery? That’s right! Every summer you can see “The Sound of Music” at the Ski Hill Amphitheater. Click here for more information on this tour

Great Montana & Glacier National Park – August 20th – 26th (M)
Welcome to Big Sky Country… Montana! It is defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles over some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world! Click here for more information on this tour

Hurricane Ridge & San Juan Islands – September 1st – 6th (M)
It’s time to breathe the fresh, mile-high air on Hurricane Ridge, just south of Port Angeles, in the Olympic National Park. You’ll feel you’re on top of the world, and you actually are! The ruggedly carved mountain range contrasts with the soft fields of wild flowers in the subalpine meadows below. Next, it’s Anchors Away! Cruise the pristine waters and narrow passageways aboard the Chinook. View Orca whales, and other wildlife, on a 3 day cruise you’ll never forget! Click here for more information on this tour

Secrets of Ireland – September 19th – Oct. 1st (F)
Ireland, The Emerald Isle… with its “forty shades of green”, it’s a place knee deep in charm! Home to many of our ancestors, enveloped in rich history, & filled with wonderful friendly people. It is the perfect place to take a holiday; this lovely island has physical and spiritual qualities that are seldom found in the Western world. The pace of life is relaxing, the scenery both beautiful and varied. Click here for more information on this tour

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – October 4th – 9th (F)
Up, up, and away the balloons go into the New Mexico sky each October. Few spectacles on Earth rival the Mass Ascension, as hundreds of balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park to drift in the crisp early-morning high desert air. This memorable tour also features an evening balloon glow with fireworks, visits to Santa Fe, Taos, Anasazi ruins and the culture and history of the Land of Enchantment. Click here for more information on this tour

Portland Spirit to Astoria – October 6th – 8th (M)
Astoria is gritty and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier. Click here for more information on this tour

Great Smoky Mountain N.P. – October 29th – 30th (F)
America’s most visited National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains are an ideal getaway. Experience one of America’s oldest mountain ranges. A truly living mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains are constantly re-inventing themselves as wind, water, and erosion continuously shape these ageless mountains. We’ll explore the tranquil woods and hills to appreciate it’s nation’s beauty. Click here for more information on this tour

Nov – Panama (F)

Dec – Victorian Christmas (M)

Dec – Christmas Cheer in Branson

As always, your input is greatly appreciated
I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations!